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Benchmarking your performance

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Strategy & Tips' started by TeeWee, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. TeeWee

    TeeWee Chieftain

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    I know you can use the demographics to see your rank in Land and Power, but can you see the same in tech? Or is that based on what you can / cannot trade in the diplo screens?

    Anyway, this is a completely relative way to mark your progress. I understand this need and perhaps this is a better way to judge how well you're doing in a particular game. I like that you're giving some indication of what the goals in general are and I think even a Noble player can do something with this to find the next immediate goals. Like:
    • Power + Tech good, Land bad? Exploit your advantage (WAR!)
    • Power + Land good, Tech bad? Sit back behind your solid walls and build infrastructure
    • Tech + Land good, Power bad? Consolidate your holdings by building military
     
  2. Le Singe

    Le Singe Chieftain

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    haha this is my preferred defeat condition.....maybe i'll write a walk through.
     
  3. VoiceOfUnreason

    VoiceOfUnreason Deity

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    The Liberalism slingshot shaved 10 turns off death....
     
  4. troytheface

    troytheface Deity

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    Benchmarks i use are- i take the leaderhead of every AI killed and put it in photoshop and then put it on a pole with a Dali like far perspective.

    while most look at numbers - i look at heads on poles on desert ground inside of venn diagrams sketched in sand with high contrast and shadows all over the place.

    almost as frightening as those still talking about the fictional 1.5 worker man walking around like a Freak in Browning's film.
     
  5. champ82

    champ82 Immortal Ruler

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    Not on monarch+
     
  6. Cjreynol

    Cjreynol Warlord

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    I need this written on a bat and smacked against my head. I tell myself before every game I need to get those workers out and stop working unimproved tiles even if it means slowing down my expansion a bit. But then I get in the game, and start thinking well I can put off a worker until after I get this city. Ok, well after that one for sure. And once I've filled up the land I have a ratio just under 1/1, and then it's getting too late as I have a few cities working lots of unimproved tiles.

    At least I play on Prince right now and can still get away with it :lol:
    Might be in trouble when I move up to Monarch soon though :mischief:
     
  7. Bezurn

    Bezurn Prince

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    One thing I do to make sure I have enough workers is to build a granary as the first building in any new city. It will either be finished by 4 pop, or if it is a heavy food city I slave the Granary and then let the pop grow back to 4 again. Then once a city has a granary and is at 4 pop I will start it on building a worker and then whip it the next turn. This gets the worker done and gives quite a few overflow hammers to begin working on the next building / unit. With the granary the city is back to 4 population before then. Then if I need another worker from that city for some reason I wait til it gets to 6-8 population and then whip another one after a turn. This works best when the city is just about to grow, so that the city returns to the previous population before the whip very quickly.

    Or if I am slaving my settlers to beat the AI to a spot on the map I build a worker right after the whip on the settler as a way to allow the city to cooldown a bit so it doesn't hit the unhappiness cap too early.
     
  8. Lansky

    Lansky King

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    Research/Tech wise:

    NE built by 200AD
    Oxford built by 1000AD
     
  9. Negator_UK

    Negator_UK King

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    Uhh, at my brain activity level 1.5 is a lot more useful that this, but it does look like a very manly equation
     

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